Originally Presented on Tuesday, September 27, at 1-2 p.m. ET
Elderly individuals are the greatest risk for completed suicide of all age groups in the United States, and in 2020, 25 people over the age of 65 died by suicide every day. Furthermore, geriatric depression and suicide risk often go under-identified and treated in primary care. However, primary care providers working with elderly patients at health centers and elsewhere have vital opportunities to intervene, and the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved has developed a new geriatric suicide prevention toolkit to help.
Join our webinar with Dr. Virna Little, nationally known suicide prevention expert and Zero Suicide faculty member, to gain an understanding of unique factors in geriatric suicide and depression and how providers can act for prevention. Drawing on our new publication, the webinar will also detail common warning signs and risk factors and detail effective geriatric suicide prevention practices and evidence-based interviews.
Continuing Medical Education: This live training was accredited for one (1.0) Continuing Medical Education credit. CME is not available for viewing the archived recording.
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More Resources on Geriatric Suicide Prevention
Further ACU Suicide Safer Care resources include our brief on geriatric depression, mental health, and suicide, as well as our webinar on general considerations in geriatric suicide prevention.